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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Try Something New for TioT

Hello, I've made my first Christmas card this year!  Well, the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is 'Try Something New' - now that could be new stash/new technique - whatever as long as it's new and you tell us what the 'new' is.
I've used one of the Tim Holtz Holiday Knits rubber stamps, I picked them up at a local craft fair for £8 and they were new, such a bargain.  I've also used a new Tim Holtz Thinlits Blueprint Snowman, thanks Diane for letting me use it first.  His 'broom' is a new technique for me - Pamellia our very talented teamie did a little tutorial (probably last year) on making winter greens with a fringed die and this is my 'take' thanks Pamellia.
So lots of 'new' on my card, I need to think about making the rest now.
The rest of the DT have some fabulous 'new' things to show you, so please pop over to the main blog.
I'm sure you all have lots of 'new stuff' so why not show us and join in with this challenge.
Have a great week,
Avril xx

Saturday, 29 August 2015

A little late!

Hello,  and as the title suggests - this post is a little late as it was supposed to be a mid challenge reminder for our challenge at Try it on Tuesday which is 'Sending you Flowers', but as other things got in the way of this poor neglected blog it's a little late - but better late than never as you still have a couple of days to enter.
I've used an Imaginations Craft stencil and embossing paste over an ink stencilled background.  The sentiment is from a Jofy set, heat embossed and cut apart.

I am entering this at:
  Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media
  That Craft Place - Anything Mixed Media

Just a short post, and hopefully I'll  be back soon,
Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday whatever you're doing.
Avril xx

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Sending you flowers for TioT

Hello, time to tell you about the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and our theme this fortnight is 'Sending you Flowers', as usual it's up to what you make as long ans there are flowers.
I've  used my favourite background stamp from the Tim Holtz Papillion set, embossed with white EP and then shaded with Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral DIs, the little tag sentiment is also Tim Holtz. Flowers and leaves are cut from the Tattered Floral die. The base layer is a piece of embossed vellum, torn to fit the base card.
The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the details.
I am entering this at:
   Country View Crafts - Summertime

That's it for now,
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Avril xx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Vintage Flower Garden


Hello, hope you're all having a good weekend and enjoying a little bit of sunshine.
After a morning out in Durham with DH, I managed a couple of hours crafting yesterday, I'd wanted to have a try at using the Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps in a vintage style. So after masking the stamped flower, I used one of the Distressed Damask stamps, and heat embossed with clear EP, next came the Papillion script, inked with Faded Jeans and 2nd generation stamping. The background was coloured with Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans DIs. My little butterfly was stamped with Faded jeans and layered up on the same image stamped on vellum.  The flower was then water coloured with Spun sugar and Peeled paint for the leaves. It's almost 'flat' apart from the pearl, so it's one to keep for the post!

I am entering this at:
  Allsorts - Share your favourite colour (I love all colours and I adore pink peony roses)
  Penny Black at Allsorts - Summer Flowers

I've been to a local Craft show this morning, I didn't need anything, just a couple of basics, but it was nice to meet up with a couple of crafty friends for coffee and a chat, but now, a late start to tidy up the mess I made yesterday so I can start again!
Avril xx

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Vintage pink for In the Pink

Hello, second post in a week - things must be looking up!  Well I couldn't miss the challenge over at In the Pink as it's their 3rd Birthday and as it's an easy one of Anything Goes, so it would be rude not to.
One of my favourite vintage ladies - from Oxford Impressions April in Paris set, some very old pink papers, I think they're Papermania, and a big shabby bow and flowers,and as old Mojo has been a bit slow lately, a favourite style to get him going again. It also uses up some of the mountain of papers that somehow have filled a huge box - and I haven't bought any papers for well over a year.
That's it for now,
Have a great week,
Avril xx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

I do like to be beside the Seaside!

Sorry, I just couldn't resist as this card is for the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping which is 'Seaside or  Beach'  and as we are now a monthly challenge you have plenty of time to join in, but just remember, we are a stamping challenge and do need to see stamping that follows the theme.  We have Flonzcraft as our sponsor and they are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.
I've used a Crafty Individuals set CI 278 and my bathing beauty was coloured with Distress Markers. The sentiments were both stamped and heat embossed with Clear EP.  My little collection of tiny shells were collected on a recent holiday.  Although this is a  5 x 7 card, I think I might turn it into a little wall hanging.
The rest of the team have some great inspiration for you and all the details can be found on the main blog.
I am going to enter this at:
  Country View Challenges - Summertime
  Allsorts - Inspired by Summer
  Fussy and Fancy Fridays - Lazy Summer Days
  Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
  Eclectic Ellapu - By the Sea

Have a great day,
Avril xx

  

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Use Stencils at TioT


Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time we would like you to use Stencils on your project.
I've  used the Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil with embossing paste and some Perfect Pearls, on a  card base cut with the Mixed Media die and inked with Shaded lilac, Dusty concord and a hint or Worn lipstick, a little random script stamping with Shaded lilac, the under layer was stamped with the same script.
The rest of the team have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
I am entering this at:
  That's Crafty- Purple Passion

Thanks for visiting today, have a good week.
Avril xx